Thanks Man!! That means a lot since I read this forum often but don't post that much and I've seen some absolutly fantastic work posted here.
I made my first real "sculpt" with the Galactic Marines using sculpty freehand. Like I said I really like snowtroopers so I had to make the face myself since I could cut up the other snowtroopers as a sacrifice. The visor (eyes) of these guys makes them looks extra cool compared to the ESB snowtroopers so I could use an old snowtrooper. Therefore, bought 2 Bacaras from Walmart and made them into Marines with the help of paint, sculpty (which was hard but I learned how to use it from this forum, i.e. boiling it to make it firm up) and the backpacks from two POTF2 snowtroopers. I don't know how others feel but I am a knock down, drag out freak for clonetroopers/stormtroopers. If it wasn't for them I wouldn't be as big a fan of Star Wars. It may be shallow but that's the truth. In fact if I had tones of money I'd have a uniform of all of the troopers (snow, storm, clone (I & II), TIE pilot, royal guard, etc...).
Thanks for the words of encouragement.